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    Kerry’s year of diplomatic dangers
    Jan08

    Kerry’s year of diplomatic dangers

    Washington (AFP) – The trouble with setting ambitious deadlines, especially in the unpredictable world of high-stakes foreign diplomacy, is that you run the risk of very public failure.Last year, top US diplomat John Kerry gave himself and the Obama administration several lofty goals, any of which would have been a ground-breaking...

    ‘Je Suis Charlie’: Crowds in London Stand with Charlie Hebdo
    Jan07

    ‘Je Suis Charlie’: Crowds in London Stand with Charlie Hebdo

    Out of the horror came something beautiful. Not all of the people who traveled to London’s Trafalgar Square, or attended similar vigils in other cities and countries throughout Europe, could explain why they felt impelled to come. They just knew that they wanted to stand together, not only to protest the slaughter at the Paris headquarters...

    Three Ukrainian Soldiers Killed On Eastern Orthodox Christmas Day
    Jan07

    Three Ukrainian Soldiers Killed On Eastern Orthodox Christmas Day

    As both Ukrainian and Russian Orthodox Christians celebrate the Eastern Orthodox Christmas on Wednesday, three Ukrainian soldiers have been killed over the last 24 hours, according to Kiev’s military. The deaths are the latest violation of a ceasefire that has regularly been ignored since it was signed in September. It also comes just one...

    German government sites downed by pro-Russian hackers: ‘We will not forgive’
    Jan07

    German government sites downed by pro-Russian hackers: ‘We will not forgive’

    The pro-Russian hacker group CyberBerkut has claimed responsibility for a major attack on German government websites. The websites for Germany’s parliament and Chancellor Angela Merkel were brought down Wednesday, allegedly by hackers demanding Berlin end support for the Ukrainian government. “We appeal (to) all people and (the)...

    Ruble’s Problems Spread to Other Ex-Soviet Currencies
    Jan07

    Ruble’s Problems Spread to Other Ex-Soviet Currencies

    Falling energy prices and the plunge in the Russian ruble are hitting currencies across the former Soviet states, with Belarus and Turkmenistan having already devalued this week and markets betting that Kazakhstan will follow soon. Countries of the former Soviet Union have had their own currencies for two decades, but many still depend on Russia,...

    OSCE report: Situation in eastern Ukraine worsening
    Jan07

    OSCE report: Situation in eastern Ukraine worsening

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Jan. 7 (UPI) — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe reported on Tuesday that the security situation in eastern Ukraine was worsening. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukrainian Journalist: Pro-Russian Separatists Planning ‘Offensive’
    Jan07

    Ukrainian Journalist: Pro-Russian Separatists Planning ‘Offensive’

    A Ukrainian journalist recently freed by pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east says their forces are preparing to seize more territory, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reports. Rebels held journalist Roman Cheremskiy for almost five months in the “Luhansk People’s Republic” in eastern Ukraine before releasing him in a prisoner...

    At least 12 servicemen killed in bus crash in eastern Ukraine
    Jan07

    At least 12 servicemen killed in bus crash in eastern Ukraine

    Aileen GraefDONETSK, Ukraine, Jan. 7 (UPI) — At least 12 Ukrainian servicemen were killed and 21 were injured in a bus crash in eastern Ukraine late Monday night. …read more Source: United Press...

    Djokovic eases into Qatar quarter-finals
    Jan07

    Djokovic eases into Qatar quarter-finals

    Doha (Qatar) (AFP) – World number one Novak Djokovic took a significant step towards winning a tournament in the opening week of the season for the first time in eight years when he brushed aside the challenge of Sergiy Stakhovsky.The Serbian’s 6-2, 6-1 win over the Ukrainian carried him to the quarter-finals of the Qatar Open and...

    Lithuania Publishes Survival Manual in Case of Russian Invasion
    Jan07

    Lithuania Publishes Survival Manual in Case of Russian Invasion

    Lithuania’s national defence minister Juozas Olekas unveiled a new public information book entitled ‘How to act in extreme situations or instances of war’ at a press conference on Tuesday evening, prompted by the threat of a Russian invasion, Baltic news service Delfi reports. Olekas was speaking in the Lithuanian capital of Vilnius,...